City and Borough of Juneau
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Assembly of the City and Borough of Juneau

ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
Monday, December 19, 2011, 7 p.m.
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Regular Meeting No. 2011-29

 

I. FLAG SALUTE

II. ROLL CALL

III. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. November 28, 2011 – Regular Assembly Meeting 2011-28

V. MANAGER’S REQUEST FOR AGENDA CHANGES

VI. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS.
(Not to exceed a total of 20 minutes nor more than 5 minutes for any individual).

VII. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Public Requests for Consent Agenda Changes, Other Than Ordinances for Introduction

B. Assembly Requests for Consent Agenda Changes

C. Assembly Action

1. Ordinances for Introduction

a. Ordinance 2011-30
An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance And Sale Of A General Obligation Refunding Bond In The Aggregate Principal Amount Of Not To Exceed $6,300,000; And Providing The Form And Terms Of The Bond And For Unlimited Tax Levies To Pay The Bond.

This ordinance would authorize the issuance of up to $6.3 million in general obligation bonds to refund the 2000B and 2002 general obligation School Bonds. It is estimated that refunding these bonds will save approximately $415,000 over their 5-year remaining life. The 2000B bond qualifies for 60% state reimbursement and the 2002 for 70%. The overall net savings to the CBJ for the 5-year period will be approximately $135,000.

The bond issuance requires Assembly authorization, but it does not require voter approval. The final issuance of the bonds will require an Assembly resolution for the bid acceptance. The final savings will be reported at the time the bid acceptance resolution is presented.

I recommend this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

b. Ordinance 2011-31
An Ordinance Of The City And Borough Of Juneau, Alaska, Authorizing The Issuance Of A Nonrecourse Revenue And Refunding Bond (Wildflower Court, Inc. Project), Of The City And Borough In An Aggregate Principal Amount Not To Exceed $14,200,000; Authorizing The Execution And Delivery Of The Necessary Financing Documents In Connection Therewith; And Providing The Form And Terms Of The Bond.

Letter of Support

This ordinance would authorize the issuance of up to $14.2 million in non-recourse revenue refunding bonds for the benefit of Wildflower Court. These bonds will refund non-recourse revenues bonds issued by the CBJ on behalf of Wildflower Court (St. Anne’s) in 1999. The original CBJ conduit debt was issued by the CBJ on August 1, 1999 pursuant to Ordinance 99-13. The original bonds were issued for $18 million. The amount being refunded is $13.05 million. The new bonds will result in an estimated net present value savings of $4.2 million over the remaining life of the bonds. In addition, the new bonds will provide up to $1 million in additional funding to install a kitchen, carpeting, facility improvements, and software and hardware upgrades.

The new bonds will be issued through the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority (AMBBA) to gain the maximum benefit of the refunding. The term of the new issue will not change. Wildflower is pledging its revenues to the repayment of the (conduit) revenue bond debt. Wildflower has been meeting its debt service obligations for the past 11 years and the new bond debt schedule will mesh better with Wildflower’s projected future revenues (State Medicaid funding). However, using the Bond Bank does increase the City and Borough’s risk exposure in that the AMBBA will require the standard revenue intercept provision. If Wildflower Court fails to meet the debt service requirements, the State would or could enact the revenue intercept provisions to withhold state payments to the CBJ. To protect the CBJ’s interest, there will be an indenture agreement that would secure the debt by a pledge of the facility.

Included in the packet is a letter from Shawn Morrow, Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, in support of the bond refinancing proposal. Wildflower Court works in collaboration with Bartlett Regional Hospital in providing services to individuals being discharged from the hospital. Wildflower Court is a facility that provides services for adults who require constant skilled nursing services following an injury or acute illness, and for individuals who have significant physical or mental disabilities, which cannot be managed in a home care setting. Approximately 63.3% of Wildflower Court’s admissions come from Bartlett Regional Hospital.

I recommend this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

2. Resolutions

a. Resolution 2596
A Resolution Naming The Historic District Within Savikko Park The “Treadwell Mine Historic Park.”

Attachment A

On June 3, 2008, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) adopted the Master Plan for Robert Savikko Park. The plan addressed three key elements of the area; Savikko Park recreation zone, Sandy Beach, and the Treadwell Historic District.

The Treadwell Historic District begins at the southern edge of Sandy Beach and ends just north of the 1917 mine cave-in site. There is a site plan in your packet.

On October 3, 2011, Paulette Simpson from the Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, came before the PRAC and gave an update on the Treadwell town site interpretive sign project, plans for protecting the 5-stamp mill and other town site structures, and a request for the PRAC to recommend to the Assembly the creation and naming of a park within the historic district.

On November 9, 2011, the PRAC approved the motion to name the historic district within Savikko Park, the Treadwell Mine Historic Park. The Lands Committee recommended this action at its December 12, 2011 meeting.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

3. Transfers
a. T-931 - Transferring $3,275,000 From Ongoing Capital Improvement Projects To Provide Funding For Ongoing And New Projects.

Impact of Budget Action

The transferred funds will be distributed to provide necessary funding for three ongoing and two new Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). The CIPs from which these funds are being transferred have sufficient remaining fund balances to allow project completion. The transfers are tabulated below:

From: CIP

H51-091 Waterfront Seawalk $ 30,000
P71-055 Downtown Transportation Center $ 800,000
R72-029 Casey Shattuck III, IV & V $ 95,000
R72-032 Radcliffe Avenue - Design $ 450,000
R72-045 Casey Shattuck Phase V $ 450,000
R72-046 Wood Duck Avenue Improvements $ 550,000
R72-058 2nd Street - Douglas $ 900,000
TOTAL $ 3,275,000

To: CIP
H51-083 Marine Park/Steamship Wharf II $ 60,000
R72-031 Pioneer Avenue Repairs $ 900,000
R72-059 Main Street Second to Seventh $ 1,300,000
NEW Northland Reconstruction $ 1,000,000
NEW Glacier Ave Intersections $ 15,000
TOTAL $ 3,275,000

The Public Works and Facilities Committee recommended this action at its December 12, 2011 meeting.

4. Liquor License - Transfers

a. Beverage Dispensary License #3695 Ownership and Location Transfer
Transfer FROM: Henry’s Food & Spirits LLC, d/b/a: Henry’s Food & Spirits Location: 9109 Mendenhall Mall Road #48, Juneau
Transfer TO: 64 Thunderbird, LLC (no d/b/a)
Location: No Premises

b. Package Store License #828 Transfer-Rebuild
Transfer FROM: Building #1 at 11957 Glacier Hwy.
Transfer TO: Building #2 at 11957 Glacier Hwy.

The above-listed liquor license transfers are before the Assembly to either protest or waive its right to protest. The Finance, Police, Fire, and Community Development Departments have reviewed the above businesses and found them to be in compliance with CBJ Code. In the event the Assembly does protest one or the other transfer, CBJ Code 20.25 requires notice, with specificity regarding the nature and basis of the protest, to be sent to the licensee and provides the licensee an opportunity to exercise their right to an informal hearing before the Assembly.

I recommend the Assembly waive its right to protest the above liquor license renewals.

VIII. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Ordinance 2011-11(X)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $267,608.50 As Funding for the Metropolitan Medical Response Systems, Grant Funding Provided by the State of Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

This ordinance would appropriate a $267,608.50 grant from the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for the 2011 Metropolitan Medical Response Systems Grant (MMRS).

These funds are slated to support the goals and activities of the City and Borough of Juneau, as well as those of the Southeast Alaska MMRS Steering Committee.

This grant supports all of Southeast Alaska through equipment purchases, as well as planning, training, and exercises for Mass Casualty, Mass Prophylaxis, and HAZMAT events.

There is no match requirement for this grant.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

IX. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

X. NEW BUSINESS

A. Hardship Exemption

The following individuals filed for the Hardship Exemption late. Applications for the Hardship Exemption were due in the Assessor's office by April 30, 2011.

Alaska Statute 29.45.030(f) and CBJ 69.10.020(C) Late Files for Senior Citizen/Disabled Veteran Exemption Application and Hardship Exemption Application provides,
The assembly, for good cause shown, may waive the claimant's failure to make timely application for an exemption under subsection (A) or CBJ 69.10.021 and authorize the assessor to accept the application as if timely filed.

"Good cause" shall mean:
(i) extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the claimant, including but not limited to a medical condition or disability, impaired mental capacity, illiteracy, family emergency, death in the family, or other similar serious condition or event, that substantially impaired the claimant's ability to file a timely application;

(ii) extraordinary circumstances for a finding of good cause do not include late filing due to the claimant's inadvertence, oversight, or lack of knowledge regarding the filing requirements or deadline, financial hardship, or reliance on misinformation provided by a professional such as a real estate broker, banker, attorney, or accountant.

1. Ruth Pedersen, 2D04042A0133

Reason for Filing Late: Medical reasons.

Pending Assembly Approval:
Total Assessed Value for 2011 $311,300.00
Total Senior Citizen Exemption Authorized 150,000.00
Taxable Value After Exemption $161,300.00

Tax Amount for 2011before Hardship Exemption $1,701.72
Tax Amount for 2011 after Hardship Exemption $526.76
Hardship Tax Deduction $1,174.96

The CBJ Assessor recommends approval of the above Hardship Exemption.

2. Sophie McKinley, 5B1601010320

Reason for Filing Late: Medical reasons.

Pending Assembly Approval:
Total Assessed Value for 2011 $252,800.00
Total Senior Citizen Exemption Authorized 150,000.00
Taxable Value After Exemption $102,800.00

Tax Amount for 2011before Hardship Exemption $1,084.54
Tax Amount for 2011 after Hardship Exemption $555.92
Hardship Tax Deduction $528.62

The CBJ Assessor recommends approval of the above Hardship Exemption.

XI. STAFF REPORTS

XII. ASSEMBLY REPORTS

A. Mayor’s Report
B. Committee Reports
C. Liaison Reports
D. Presiding Officer Reports

XIII. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

XIV. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

XV. EXECUTIVE SESSION

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

Note: Agenda packets are available for review online at www.juneau.org.

ADA accommodations available upon request: Please contact the Clerk’s office 72 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter present or an audiotape containing the Assembly’s agenda made available. The Clerk’s office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351, e-mail: city_clerk@ci.juneau.ak.us



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